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Tax Measures Seen as Essential for Big Infrastructure Programs

Experts debate raising money from repatriation of offshore profits, tout importance of municipal bonds.

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Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is getting ready to protect employees from wage theft and other illegal practices if the federal government doesn't.

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Mayors Share Experiences From Their Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation’s capital, Austin’s Steve Adler and John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., discuss their power to convene.

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For U.S. Conference of Mayors, ‘So Far, So Good’ With Trump

On the first day of the organization’s annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C., city hall leaders discussed policy priorities such as infrastructure, health care and law enforcement.

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Knight Cities Challenge to Choose From 144 Finalists Looking to Improve Urban Livability

Now in its third year, the competition will grant up to $5 million between this spring’s to-be-determined winners.

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Pence: Trump Will Work With Both Parties’ Mayors on ‘Equal Footing’

“No politics, just results,” the vice president-elect promised at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 85th Winter Meeting.

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Dirt Roads Help Some Cities, Counties Drive Down Costs

A quiet movement to resuscitate deteriorating paved roads by converting them to gravel is proving popular.

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N.C.’s Last-Ditch Medicaid Expansion Push; Don’t Slip on Michigan’s Sidewalks

Connecticut government braces for revenue estimates; N.Y. gov. attempts to privatize horse-racing again; AFSCME may strike in Illinois

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How Cash Bail Keeps the Poor in Jail

Inability to pay bail is often the only reason a pretrial defendant stays behind bars.

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As Uber Teams Up With Public Sector, Tensions Over Trade Secrets and Transparency

“The Legislature really needs to clarify what the public policy is going to be,” according to the city manager of Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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R.I. Gov.’s Tuition-Free College Plan; Nebraska’s Lagging State Revenue

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Missouri's governor plans big higher ed cuts; Wisconsin city struggles with state limits on revenue; and more state legislative updates.

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Flesh-Eating Worms Reach Florida's Mainland

A massive eradication effort wiped out screwworms in the U.S. 35 years ago—but then they reappeared.

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Don’t Overlook Resiliency Benefits When Touting Transportation Improvements

Yes, mobility is important, but every dollar invested to improve infrastructure is also a dollar invested in being better prepared for the next major disaster.

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